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New Mexico Research Activities

Radiocollared pronghorn on the White Sands Missile Range

Research at the New Mexico Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit is geared toward providing practical solutions that are transferable to our Cooperators (New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and New Mexico State University) and other agencies. Unit scientists and affiliated staff meet with resource professionals to discuss management needs. If the Unit cannot provide the expertise to develop and solve management needs, then we engage University faculty, staff and a network of professional colleagues to offer solutions. The Unit scientists address resource issues throughout the arid southwest that span from the southern Rockies to the Chihuahua and Sonoran ecosystems. Research areas of special emphasis include environmental stressors and native fish restoration and management, resource selection and population ecology of game birds and large mammals.

New Mexico Active Projects

New Mexico Completed Projects

New Mexico Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Doyle, J.M. T.E. Katzner, G.W. Roemer, J.W. Cain III, B. Millsap, C. McIntyre, S.A. Sonsthagen, N. Fernandez, M. Wheeler, Z. Bulut, P. Bloom, and J.A. DeWoody. 2016. Genetic structure and viability selection in the Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), a vagile raptor with a holarctic distribution. Conservation Genetics 17:1307–1322.  | Download  | 
  • Roberts, C.P., J.W. Cain III, and R.D. Cox. 2016. Application of Activity Sensors for Estimating Behavioral Patterns. Wildlife Society Bulletin 40:764-771  | Download  | 
  • Kindschuh, S.R., J.W. Cain III, D. Daniel and M.A. Peyton. 2016. Efficacy of GPS cluster analysis for predicting carnivory sites of a wide-ranging omnivore: the American black bear. Ecosphere 7: art e01513.  | Download  | 
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New Mexico Technical Publications

  • Roemer, G.W., and J.W. Cain III. 2016. An assessment of the landscape genetic structure of the western continental golden eagle population. Annual Project Status Report to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. | Download |
  • Reddell, C.D., T.K. Karish, G.W. Roemer, and J.W. Cain III. 2016. Investigations into the control of coyote and feral burro populations on the National Training Center Fort Irwin, California. Annual Progress Report to U.S. Army Construction and Engineering Research Laboratory and Fort Irwin National Training Center. | Download |
  • Roemer, G.W., and J.W. Cain III. 2016. An assessment of the genetic structure of an urban Cooper’s hawk population. Project Status Report to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. | Download |
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New Mexico Theses and Dissertations

  • East, N.F. 2016. Using a Dynamic Systems Model to Assess the Effects of Tebuthiuron on Shrub Encroached Landscapes in Relation to Scaled Quail Habitat. M.S. Thesis. Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Ecology, New Mexico State University. Las Cruces
  • Humagain, K. 2016. Ecological variation among vegetation cover types and forest stand dynamics in the south-west Jemez Mountains, New Mexico. Ph.D. Dissertation, Texas Tech University, Lubbock.
  • Humagain, K. 2016. Ecological variation among vegetation cover types and forest stand dynamics in the south-west Jemez Mountains, New Mexico. Ph.D. Dissertation, Texas Tech University, Lubbock.
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 15

Phd Students: 5

Post Docs: 2

University Staff: 2

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 26

Scientific Publications: 50

Presentations: 136

 

New Mexico Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
  2. New Mexico State University
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey